Child Custody & Parental Evaluation Testing:
We provide services to family law practices, the Court, Parental Rights Evaluators (PRE’s), Child and Family Investigators (CFI’s) and others whose duty it is to make sure that a child is safe despite challenges happening in the family. Divorce and other family issues often create anxiety and fear in the children living in the home. Kids who feel unsafe, unsure, or unhappy sometimes turn to drugs and alcohol for coping. Oftentimes, this behavior has already been modeled in the home so it seems the next natural step in the progression of adolescence and coping with the magnitude of challenges that are often associated with this period of life. As a parent, it is your absolute obligation to keep your child safe. Periodic drug and alcohol testing is a great tool to make sure your child is on the right path. If not, you can help to provide early intervention to deal with problems known and unknown.
In some cases, children in the home may not be using drugs but may have exposure to others who are. Parents, siblings and other friends/ family who frequently use drugs in a child’s living space may unknowingly be exposing them to harmful metabolites. When drugs like marijuana, methamphetamine and crack cocaine are smoked in the home, drug residue can be deposited on, and incorporated into, the hair shaft. Child Guard Hair Testing can differentiate between ingestion and exposure to these substances.Learn More about 5280 Legal Plus